Here are 21 beautiful braided updo ideas for the Holidays, from Stay Glam:
You don’t have to do anything drastic to your hair to change up your look. Maybe just try a new hairstyle instead.
Braided updos are great hairstyles to learn. There are so many different looks that you can create. Not only that but an updo can be worn for any occasion whether you haven’t washed your hair and need a quick style or if you are going to a special event.
We love this type of style and think you will too so we have found 21 beautiful braided updo ideas.
There is an updo for everyone.
1. BRAID AND MESSY BUN
First up we have this loose updo. The hairdo features a large side braid that gets styled into a messy bun at the bottom of the hair. Something like this is stylish but looks natural and relaxed. It is a great style idea for everyone, even if you haven’t braided hair that much you can still try this as it doesn’t have to be neat and perfect.
2. FISHTAIL BRAID UPDO
You don’t have to have the classic braid you can mix it up and try different ones. This next updo features a fishtail braid. The fishtail is quite simple to do and you can create small braids, large braids, loose ones and more. An updo like this can be worn for any occasion from work to a wedding.
3. ELEGANT BRAIDED UPDO
Looking for an elegant braided updo? Then this next pick could be for you. It is a loose style that features multi braids around a large and low bun. You could recreate something like this with smaller braids, more braids or even fishtail ones. It is the perfect look for a wedding or special event.
4. BRAIDED BRIDAL UPDO
Next, we have a hairstyle that was created for a bride. It features a beautiful side braid that wraps around to the other side of her hair. Underneath the braid is loose curled hair that sits in low bun. Hair like this would be great for a boho wedding or even for the bridesmaids to.
5. WATERFALL LADDER BRAID
If you want a unique braided updo then this next style idea could be for you. It features two loose waterfall ladder braids that come together in a side bun. This type of braid will take some practice but the result will be worth it. You could even recreate just one braid instead of two.
6. SOFT AND ROMANTIC BRAIDED UPDO
The braids do not have to be large to create a beautiful style. You could have small and subtle braids like the ones in this hairstyle. This hairdo is soft and romantic and features curls, twists and braids. This would be perfect for prom or a wedding, it looks straight out of a fairy-tale and will make you look a princess on your special day.
7. BOXER BRAID BUN
Our next updo features two boxer braids that are styled into a bun. It is great hairdo if you are having a bad hair day and need to tidy up your look. The braids for this updo are neat and sleek so it may take some practice if you are a braiding beginner. Once you know the technique you will never be without a trendy hairstyle.
8. SIDE FISHTAIL BRAID WITH MESSY BUN
Prefer hair that is more relaxed? Then this next braided updo is for you. It features a very loose side braid that gradually goes into a messy bun. This hairdo is perfect for anyone who loves boho and beach hair. You could even style the braid into a ponytail instead of a bun to.
9. MULTI BRAID UPDO
Next, we have a braided updo that is for anyone who wants to make a statement. It features a multi braid creation on the side of the head. There are two braids that have two different braiding styles. This neat and chic look would be a beautiful choice for a wedding or special occasion. A hairdo like this will need to be practiced but it is awesome.
10. PULL THROUGH BRAID UPDO
New to braiding or find it difficult? Then this next pick could be for you. This hairstyle features a braid called the pull through braid. It is a technique that gives you a braided look without the complicated weaving. There are many tutorials available online to help you with this. You can wear the pull through braid as it is or create this updo style.